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Computer Science - Class 12
Chapter 10 - Computer Networks

What is ARPANET?

 

Answer:

 

  • ARPANET which stands for Advanced Research Projects Agency Network was the network that became the basis for the Internet and it was the world’s first operational packet switching network.  
  • In the 1960s, a research project was commissioned by Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) in the U.S. Department of Defense to connect the academic and research institutions located at different places for scientific collaborations .  
  • Its initial purpose was to communicate and share computer resources among scientific users at the connected institutions.

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